Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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GLAMSHACH. adj. “Greedy, grasping; gluttonous” (Sc. 1911 S.D.D. Add., Bnff.4 1927). Dmb. 1817  J. Walker Poems 53:
Yet glamshach fouk, at different times, Hae sipt the kirn, an' rave their waims.

[From Glaum, v.1, n., + -ish, + -ach.]

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